We the People Volunteer

Volunteer For We The People

You are Needed!

The Michigan Center for Civic Education is recruiting judges and additional volunteers for the 2020 Michigan We the People State Finals. We hope you can join us to show the value meaningful Constitutional conversations have for us and our future generations.

Please consider lending your time and talents to the 2020 State Competition and Showcase. Students from across the state will rely on academic experts, people in the field, and all people supportive of civic education to make the event happen. The State Finals will be held Friday, January 10 at the Michigan Capitol Complex in Lansing. The day will begin with a judge orientation at 9:00 a.m. in the Binsfeld Senate Building and run until approximately 3:15 p.m.  An awards ceremony with remarks from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack will begin at approximately 3:30pm in the Boji Tower Hearing Room.

What might I do as a volunteer?

The competition is in the format of a simulated congressional hearing. High School classes present testimony and answer questions about historical, political, and constitutional issues. Judges evaluate student testimonies and probe their knowledge and understanding during a question and answer period.

You can get a quick overview of the program here.

For additional information on scoring, judge instructions, and hearing examples,

visit the Center for Civic Education here.

If you are available to judge or otherwise volunteer, please complete the form below or Contact Us.

    Thank you for volunteering for the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Finals - January 10, 2020 at the Michigan Capitol Complex.

    Total time commitment will be approximately 8:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.
    Please respond no later than December 10, 2019 with your availability.

    Thank you in advance for your commitment to developing efficacious and civic minded youth. Your time, energy, and expertise helps impact the next generation of Constitutional thought. You make it possible to host these events for our amazing students!

    I would like to volunteer as: (please complete your first and second choice. Please provide any additional detail in the other description if helpful)

    Did you participate in the We the People program as a high school student? (Please check if you are an alum of the program.

    I am committing to volunteering at these 2019 State Finals and Showcase. I plan on being available for the whole day.

    By registering I acknowledge the Michigan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) may use the likeness, images, video, and names of students and adults affiliated with my school’s participation. I understand the above may be used for press releases, social media, school communications, video promotions, and other related communications. Should a student, school, or member choose to withdraw from this agreement, the school or participant has an affirmative obligation to submit written notification to MCCE staff who will sign the document prior to the beginning of an event and an obligation to remove one’s self from posed pictures.

    By registering, I acknowledge full compliance with the Adult Code of Conduct for myself, coaches, and adults I bring into the event space. A full copy of the Code can be reviewed here. By registering I also agree to uphold the Code of Conduct for students and adults per the Mock Trial Handbook.

    My acknowledgment below indicates my availability to be fully present at the events as indicated above. I understand the importance of my work to the students involved and commit to communicating to MCCE any change in my availability asap. By completing this form, you are committing to volunteer at the dates and times above. We will contact you with more details as the day approaches, we ask that you please put this event in your calendar today! Thank you tremendously.